Highway April 2016


EDI introduces Yaris Sedan to driving
school fleet

We recently modified the Yaris Sedan to be included in the fleet of Emirates Driving Institute, one of the largest driving schools in the UAE with a fleet of over 1,000 vehicles. The Yaris Sedan will now be a part of their fleet and the primary car used for teaching new students how to drive.

Custom modifications carried out in the Yaris Sedans include the installation of an imported pedal kit for driving school application using existing Toyota and supplier components, and the installation of a pedal kit component behind the right front floor carpet and floor sounding pad with the control cables running behind the air-conditioning unit and connected to the applicable pedals on the driver’s side.

For more information on the custom modified vehicles, please contact your Key Account Manager.


Modified Coaster for Arabian Adventures

Our Special Projects team did it again! A Toyota Coaster was recently modified for the use of Arabian Adventures and features the following specification.

  • Cargo area is separated by wire mesh frame.
  • Foldable seats utilised for seating extra passengers when needed.
  • Telescopic removable ramp supported by the rear bumper for easy loading.
  • Fixed rear step installed as standard.
  • Full wire mesh frame divider.
  • Protection for side and rear windows using ABS black plastic.
  • Waterproof rubber liner for floor and sides.
  • Protruding studs covered for passenger luggage protection.
  • Ramp storage on the inner rear door.
  • Tools stored at the front of the vehicle.
  • Jumper seats installed.

Al-Futtaim Motors National Skills Contest

We care for you; for our customers and truly believe in the Japanese term ‘Kaizen’ which translates as continuous improvement. In line with the spirit of Kaizen, Al-Futtaim Motors organises a National Skills Contest every year which recognises the importance of talented employees and rewards them by providing an environment for displaying skills which is on par with international standards.

Al-Futtaim Motors’National Skills Contest is an annual showcase for employees to display their talent, technical knowledge and practical expertise in their respective professional fields. Winners receive cash prizes, trophies, certificates and the overall contest winner is sent to Japan on an all-expenses paid trip to attend The Annual Assembly of Toyota International Customer Service Champions’ Society.



RTA Safety Campaign

We joined forces with the Roads and Transport Authority to raise awareness of child safety amongst the youth of the UAE. The competition, dubbed “Junior Publisher” encourages students to spread awareness messages to more than 144,000 of their peers and 360,000 individuals in the community throughout the year, conducted through the RTA’s Salama Magazine, and incentivising participants through prizes.

Child safety awareness amongst parents and other drivers alike is of paramount importance to everyone at Al-Futtaim Motors and the RTA. Unfortunately, we still see a high percentage of drivers who do not buckle their children up in appropriate child seats, which significantly increases the risk of injury in the case of an accident. This grassroots safety initiative targets children, who will in turn encourage their parents to follow appropriate child safety laws. A total of five winners will be drawn monthly, with each winner receiving a cash prize of AED 1,000. The competition will run for the duration of the year, with the Salama Magazine being distributed to more than 105 schools across the UAE.


Christina Noble Children’s Foundation Family Day

We tied up with Christina Nobel Children’s Foundation and Hertz yet again this year to participate in the annual Family Day to raise funds for the organisation. There was a great turn-out of people and a fun day for families who attended it. The event was on 2nd December with a variety of activities lined up for the parents and children. We also introduced the second edition of the Dream Car Art Contest in the UAE at this event.


Hino supplies various government entities with Hino trucks

Hino has partnered with various UAE government entities during 2015 to supply major fleet orders of Hino trucks destined for operations to further develop the United Arab Emirates.

The Hino trucks that were supplied included body fabrication trucks, cargo body trucks, tipper trucks, garbage compactors, cargo body trucks equipped with cranes, as well as special body structures to fit the requirements of the respective businesses.

Vladimir Knezevic, Managing Director - Commercial Vehicles, Al-Futtaim Motors said: “Through this exceptional opportunity we were able to extend Hino Total Support and ensure that our customers utilise the best fit products while maximizing time and reducing total cost of ownership. It has been a great pleasure working closely with the various government entities of the UAE, and we look forward to even more successful years of partnering with them in the future.”